Archive | March 2008

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Was the Apostle Peter the first Pope?

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus . . . 2 Timothy 2:5 The Roman Catholic contention is that Saint Peter was the first Pope and the author of papal succession. Romanism also considers the pope to be the “head of the church” in spite […]

Quotes (215)

We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game. Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism. – C. T. Studd 1860 – 1931

Sola Scriptura (47)

It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. – Hebrews 10:31

Who is exalted? (Parody)

New lyrics to an old classic. I could think of a few churches where this song would fit in rather perfectly.

Quotes (214)

The fairest babe that has entered life this year, and become the sunbeam of a family, is not, as its mother perhaps fondly calls it, a little “angel,” or a little “innocent,” but a “sinner.” Alas! as it lies smiling and crowing in its cradle, that little creature carries in its heart the seeds of […]

Quotes (213)

First, then, before you can speak peace to your hearts, you must be made to see, made to feel, made to weep over, made to bewail, your actual transgressions against the law of God. – George Whitfield 1714 – 1770

Quotes (212)

If you were to challenge me to boil down postmodern thought into its pure essence and identify the gist of it in one single, simple, central characteristic, I would say it is the rejection of every expression of certainty. In the postmodern perspective, certainty is regarded as inherently arrogant, elitist, intolerant, oppressive–and therefore always wrong. […]

Crosstalk: Yearning for a Christ-centered Church (in a famine-raged land).

Ingrid Schlueter hosts this edition of Crosstalk and opens the lines to listeners on the topic of yearning for a Christ-centered Church in modern evangelical Christianity. This is a great episode you don’t want to miss. To listen or simply click here. Click on the link to listen streaming, or right click on the link […]

Sola Scriptura (46)

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. – The Apostle James James 1:27

Selling a counterfeit faith to a biblically illiterate people. It’s like taking candy from a baby.

This kind of tomfoolery would vanish overnight if people knew the Scriptures. If people would actually read their Bibles these purveyors of another gospel would be out of business faster than they could say, “God wants you to sow a financial seed-of-faith offering.” Miracle Real Estate: Miracle Manna: Anointed Prayer Handkerchiefs and Miracle Spring Water: […]

Quotes (211)

You can never magnify Christ enough, and you can never abase yourself enough and Christ is most exalted when you are most abased . . . and if Christ is to be precious to you, you must be vile in your own sight. – Thomas Manton 1620 – 1677 HT: Bororean

Sermon of the week: “The Stranger” by Tim Conway.

Your Sermon of the Week is entitled The Stranger by Tim Conway. Pastor Conway delivers yet another convicting and uncompromising message as he tackles a taboo issue within the Christian Church today: Television viewing. This is a message that (sadly) too many Christians need to hear. Click on the link to listen streaming, or right […]

Sola Scriptura (45)

For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. – Hebrews 10:26-27

They believe they’ve got a “cool” place to “experience” God.

When a man-centered church is marketed like a business you get church advertisements like: “Experience the difference.” At the following social club you will enjoy live music, dramas, and “relevant” practical messages while wearing your favorite pair of jeans. The coffee is hot so grab a donut, kick back and listen to awesome live music […]

Quotes (210)

For those of you that are in here living a double life–coming here on Sunday but living like the Devil during the week, and thinking that no one knows about it–understand that you are absolutely living on borrowed time. God will expose your sin either in this life or when the judgment comes, take your […]

When church marketing stoops to passing out shot glasses at bars.

” . . . And the Lord was adding to their numbers day by day those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:47 Just imagine how many more people could have been saved if only the early Church helped God out by employing such hip, cool, relevant, cutting-edge, and pragmatic marketing techniques as this:

Quotes (209)

Postmodernism’s one goal and singular activity is the systematic deconstruction of every other truth claim. The chief tools being employed to accomplish this are relativism, subjectivism, the denial of every dogma, the dissection and annihilation of every clear definition, the relentless questioning of every axiom, the undue exaltation of mystery and paradox, the deliberate exaggeration […]

A sneak peak teaser sampler: “The Stranger” by Tim Conway.

Here’s a sample of this Wednesday’s Sermon of the Week entitled “The Stranger” by Tim Conway. I strongly encourage you to listen to this sample teaser. I am sure that after you hear this sneak peak that’s only 3:39 in duration, you will want to listen to the whole message. If so, click here. Click […]

Quotes (208)

The trouble with people who are not seeking for a Savior, and for salvation, is that they do not understand the nature of sin. It is the peculiar function of the law to bring such an understanding to a man’s mind and conscience. That is why the great evangelical preachers 300 years ago in the […]

A fine example of public school education.

While California takes steps to ban homeschooling here’s a great example as to why so many parents are choosing to home school their children . . . and it has nothing to do with evolution. A teacher who graduated college and taught high school for 17 years who never learned to read. Read the article […]

Quotes (207)

Beware of letting small faults pass unnoticed under the idea it is a little one. There are no little things in training children; all are important. Little weeds need plucking up as much as any. Leaven them alone and they will soon be great. – J.C. Ryle 1816 – 1900

If we are saved by our works, these Catholics have much to boast about.

In their observance of Easter, Roman Catholic Filipinos crucified themselves (including a 15 year old boy and an 18 year old girl) for absolutely positively no reason. There is no Biblical justification for this. I imagine they are just taking “good works” to its logical conclusion. If we are saved by our works, then wouldn’t […]

Glorious Resurrection Sunday; He Is Risen; Worthy is the Lamb!

He was pierced through for our transgression, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our wellbeing fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all […]

Quotes (206)

The only way we can know whether we are sinning is by knowing His moral law. – Jonathan Edwards 1703 – 1758

Quotes (205)

Over the past generation–and especially the past two decades–we have seen conclusive changes in society’s moral values, philosophy, religion, and the arts. The upheaval has been so profound that our grandparents’ generation (and practically every prior generation of human history) scarcely would have thought the landscape could possibly change so quickly. Almost no aspect of […]

An e-mail from a reader.

I received the following letter from Ken and was hoping that maybe one of you out there could help him. In desperate need for a solid biblical church Hello, I know what you are thinking…Aren’t we all? But, the reason I’m writing you is because of the what you do with the website and the […]

A truly sad deception.

No doubt, the result of years of brainwashing.

Quotes (204)

The true function of the Law is to accuse and to kill; but the function of the gospel is to make alive. – Martin Luther 1483 – 1546

Quotes (203)

Instruction and advice and commands will profit little, unless they are backed up by the pattern of your own life. Your children will never believe you are in earnest, and really wish them to obey you, so long as your actions contradict your counsel. Archbishop Tillotson made a wise remark when he said, “To give […]

Where is that elusive Mormon river called Laman?

An investigator tries to find out more about Mormon geographical sites (or the lack there of). To watch this documentary in its entirety, visit The Bible vs the Book of Mormon.